Organizers for the International Champions Cup couldn't have been blessed with a better night of weather on Tuesday night for the match between Real Madrid and AS Roma at the Cotton Bowl. Thanks to the lovely weather, over 57-thousand people showed up to see the two famed clubs.
The Italian side used a second half goal in the 57th minute from captain Francesco Totti to seal the win over the giants from Spain.
Real Madrid, who were wearing their new pink away jerseys for the first time, controlled the play in the first half and created a couple chances on goal including one from Gareth Bale early in the first half. Luka Modric and defender Sergio Ramos nearly hooked up for a goal late in the first half but Roma keeper Lucasz Skorupski was big to make a couple stops.
Real Madrid, the 2014 winner of the UEFA Champions League, would dominate play and outshoot Roma 17-7 including a 5-2 edge in shots on goal.
The Italians made the most of their one major chance in the game however. In the 57th minute, Totti was left unmarked in the middle of the Real Madrid area. The long-time Roma captain was able to knock in a great cross from the right flank by Alessandro Florenzi for the game's lone goal.
Both teams finish out group play in the ICC on Saturday with Roma facing Inter Milan in Philadelphia and Real Madrid squaring off against Manchester City in Ann Arbor, Michigan.